Campus Strictness

Hartford, CT
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5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Unless you're looking to get caught, you'll have no problem having fun on campus-- whatever means by which you please.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Underage drinking is prevalent and the campus police are more interested in keeping Hartford locals off campus than stopping students from drinking. It is not uncommon for students to walk around with water bottles of vodka on the Long Walk on a Saturday night and talk to the campus safety officers when drunk. RA's can be strict however and will often write you up if there is alcohol out in your room during a room check.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They're really not that strict, but if you have a brutal RA freshman year than you're in for a year full of fines and annoyances.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: campus safety is more concerned with catching freshman drinking when they should be worried about the people getting mugged by hartford locals.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Essentially there are no rules. Don't cheat on stuff or leave you're door open when you're ripping a bong and you'll be fine.


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  • 659th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1114th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1306th
    Best Campus Police

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Rachel Clark Unkovic
Creative Writing/Classical Civilization
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Students who are resident assistants (RAs) are allowed to write other students up for drinking and will sometimes have little power trips, but the Campus Safety officers are, for the most part, pretty reasonable.

The Trinity administration is reasonable in understanding that it is better that students drink in the sheltered atmosphere of Trinity, with friends, a bed, and even EMT-trained students close by, than for them to drive to an unsafe bar in the middle of the city, drink too much (as most freshmen tend to do) and then, to cap off the night, drive (swerve) home. Students are generally warned or written up before any serious penalties are imposed, and campus police tend to simply confiscate a student's alcohol instead of pursuing disciplinary action.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking in a freshman dorm
  • Having candles in your room
  • Parking illegally
  • Throwing snowballs off the roof of the dorms

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 40 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 57 responses

  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 5% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 72% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 19% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.


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